Tennessee State Faculty Senate Leader Plans Lawsuit Against Interim President, Other Officials
Dr. Jane Davis, the head of the Tennessee State University faculty senate who was arrested last week during a meeting of the senate, says she plans to file a lawsuit against TSU Interim President Portia Holmes Shields and other executives at the university.
Dr. Davis was arrested for what university officials called ‘disruptive and disorderly conduct’ during a faculty senate meeting to discuss a survey given by TSU administration allegedly revealing a preference of school faculty to vote for Dr. Davis’ removal. Dr. Davis has said that the meeting was illegitimately called, and thus no vote is binding under the bylaws of the faculty senate.
Tensions have mounted between faculty and administration since revelations of grade changing surfaced and led to legislative review against the school earlier this month.